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May 5, 2013 11:00pm PDT
coalition has claimed victory in the general election, extending its 56-year rule. the opposition is saying the vote is rated. >> the election coalition is complicit in the crime. election without any access to the media or the opposition. >> syria condemns a legend israeli attacks on damascus. the sound that could save the life of a human rights activist in dangerous places in the world. there have been running battles -- thebangladesh late bangladesh capital of doc up. protesters want the death penalty for those who insult islam and the prophet mohammed. they ignored a government issue for protesters to leave dhaka by sunday. >> with parts of the city in ruins, protesters continue to fight. surrounded by the flames of the day's classes, which, after hours of battle, still burn. ofdreds of thousands demonstrators have taken to the streets. bullets, theybber refused to back down. setting fire to cars and buildings. of doc ahe streets into a battleground. -- of dhaka into a battleground. they were answering calls by demanding new blasphemy laws and saying that blasphemers should be tried und
May 11, 2013 7:00am PDT
in historic elections. capital ofincial punjab province, where this election will likely be decided. >> you are watching al jazeera live from our headquarters. also in the next 30 minutes, the retrial of hosni mubarak is underway. we go live to cairo for the very late on that. guatemala's former military ruler sentenced to 80 years in prison for genocide and war crimes. >> in a burnt out muslim village in myanmar, people say they fear further attacks from their buddhist neighbors. >> it has been a long and bloody road to this day, but pakistan's historic elections are now taking place. it is a milestone in pakistani democracy because people are voting in an election where for the first time one civilian government is handing over to another. politicians and voters have been attacked in karachi and elsewhere. some have lost their lives, but voters continue to go vote, determined not to be intimidated. there are about 86 million registered voters that will be selected 342 members of the national assembly. the party with the biggest number of seats usually gets to pick the prime minister. he w
May 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
that of next week's election. wild fires across california threaten more than 4000 homes. new tourist groups that could upset chinese neighbors. ♪ ♪ syrian opposition groups say thousands of people are fleeing the coastal city after two days of killing. activists and pro-government forces are carrying an indiscriminate attacks in the area. they say more than 70 people have been killed in the neighboring village. our correspondent joins us live from antakya and neighboring turkey. governments innbanya troops supported by militia attacked banyans for the third day after raiding a village after people in the district. people there posted horrifying videos showing bodies lying in pools of blood, families indiscriminately killed by security forces. you see a video and images of children, women, and the elderly and some of them were stabbed, some of them were gunned down according to activists in the city of banya. thousands fled the area but people there that we have been talking to since early morning are saying the problem is it will be difficult for families to get away from there. there a
May 11, 2013 2:00pm PDT
live from london. also coming up, a record turnout in pakistan's election despite violence. bulgarians a prepared to vote. investigators find hundreds of thousands of fake ballot papers. two astronauts go on a space walk. our top story, a turkish officials believe the syrian regime may be to blame for twin blast that left more than 40 people dead. the car bombs exploded outside of government offices and the south of the country in the town of reyhanli. the area has spilled over into the syrian border. turkey says it will take all measures against those testing the country's power. >> two cars packed with explosives exploded near the entrance to a government building, killing and wounding dozens of people. some are injured. >> my child was working in a photography house and the mayor's office. he is heavily wounded and been treated in intensive care. reyhanli is a border town where thousands of refugees have been living. forces of -- security forces are investigating the bombing. the turkish government is describing it as a politically motivated act of provocation. the borderinces on wi
May 10, 2013 7:00pm PDT
election is over but the violence and terrorism that marred the lead up to saturday's vote is continuing. islamist militants are attacking parties and candidates, they say are cooperating with the u.s. reuters says two bombings on party offices on friday killed five people. the attacks happened in the south western city of quetta and northwestern city of pashwar. the taliban claimed responsibility. representatives vowed they would use suicide bombers against voters on polling day. election related violence killed more than 110 people since the beginning of april. the campaign officially closed on thursday night. opinion polls show opposition parties have gained support by appealing to growing anti-u.s. sentiment among voters. pakistan is a nuclear armed nation with a population of 180 million. it's a power house that plays a major role in the u.s.-led war on terror and can influence the stability in neighboring afghanistan. the outcome of the vote is expected to have an impact beyond its borders. nhk reports from the pakistani capital islamabad. >> reporter: with the economy, domestic se
May 10, 2013 6:00am PDT
's future. young voters may prove powerful in this historic general election. >>> children of chinese migrant workers are barred from attending school and some are getting into trouble. >>> leaders in japan and the u.s. might be feeling their economic policies are finally beginning to pay off. the japanese yen reached 101 to the dollar in trading in tokyo. it's the first time the yen has hit that level in more than four years. traders are buying the dollar on expectations of a stronger u.s. economic recovery and aggressive monetary easing from the bank of japan. those in new york saw the yen break the psychological threshold of 100 yen to the dollar and the currency weaken further in tokyo. investors on the tokyo stock exchange took heart placing buy orders across the board. the key nikkei index shot up more than 400 points to surpass the 14,600 mark. the highest this year. market sources say the yen's rapid fall has exceeded their expectations. that's fueling hope among exporters who benefit from a weaker yen. forex dealers are expecting the yen to remain under selling pressure. doll
May 10, 2013 5:30am PDT
more and more. on the eve of the general election, security is tightening. tens of thousands of soldiers are being deployed. keep thes 95,000, to country say. the pakistani taliban is threatening to attack polling stations. bombers,se suicide excess. there have already been violent attacks. ebonics bloated the office of the pakistan people's party on friday in baluchistan province. a search continues for the kidnapped son of the former prime minister gilani, himself a candidate in this election. our correspondent is live in lahore. security has been pretty tight until now and it seems to be increasing. >> yes, you are absolutely right. security is very tight to begin with. but only getting tighter. there are nearly 70,000 military troops on the ground here in pakistan to keep things secure. as you can imagine, if you look at polling stations around the country if, there will be a lot of security to ensure that voters feel secure. voters are thinking about an awful lot of issues as they head to the polling stations. one of those issues is pakistan's economy. the economy is in
May 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
we're following this hour. >>> pakistan's election campaign is about to wrap up. millions of voters will soon weigh in on everything from domestic issues to their country's role in the u.s.-led war on terror. >>> japan's airways confirms it will put its 787 dreamliners back in service on june 1. the planes were grounded worldwide for more than four months. >>> and a japanese sculptor who lived through the earthquake and tsunami two years ago has changed his approach. he's using his art to share his new outlook of the world. >>> people in pakistan have a lot to think about before the weekend. they vote in a general election on saturday. a wave of violence has overshadowed the campaign. but it hasn't drowned out the issues, which include everything from poverty to pakistan's place in the world. we are in islamabad leading our special coverage. >> behind me you can see the buildings of the national assembly and presidential palace against a background of increased tight security pakistanis will go to the polls this saturday in a general election. their votes will decide which side will
May 5, 2013 4:00pm PDT
be brutal. >> the malaysian ruling national front coalition has secured victory in the elections, extending their 50-year-rule. the opposition, led by anwar ibrahim sites of regulations in the election process and they say they may contest these votes. hasruling barison nasional 127 seats, the opposition, pakatan rakyat has 107. this means the national front has the 112-seat threshold to win a majority in the 222-seat parliament. we are live in kuala lumpur with more. >> we know that we're at the ruling coalition headquarters, a victory day, a victory celebration -- mainly because they got that, they went above the 212 votes that they needed, but it was not as close as they would have hoped. the prime minister expected to regain his two-thirds majority in the parliament, but they don't appear to be able to get in this. what is interesting about this election, is we saw these huge numbers, and we sought 10 million people, out of 13.3 million eligible voters, the biggest turnout ever for a general lection, so the people of malaysia saw that this was an important election, so moving forward th
May 4, 2013 9:30pm PDT
's a special election. so those automatically go to the special election. in county 3, it's the body below council position where an office shall be appointed by the mayor with approval of the council. the mayor gets to nominate and says this is who i would like but the council gets the final say in we approve or don't approve. >> it's not like a choice where the mayor, the individual nominates two or three people and the body chooses between them? >> the charter doesn't get to that depth or level. if you wanted to, i can definitely do research into that. but i don't see that in the charter. looks like they just nominate and it's not in the charter itself. at least what we looked up. >> okay. >> any other questions on the point by individual? and appointed by body would be how the mayor's office gets appointed. the board of supervisors meets together and have a discussion and they put together a proposal and vote on the winner and the places are for rules where how that works and there is 26 different offices in 23 different jurisdictions and you can see what those are. a lot of them tend
May 9, 2013 6:30pm PDT
violence just ahead of national elections. >> a factory fire killed eight people in bangladesh. >> as much a marks the defeat of nazi germany, president putin tales his nation as a guarantor of world security. >> more than 110 people have already been killed in the run- up to elections this weekend in pakistan. today, the violence took a new turn. >> the son of the former prime minister was kidnapped at gunpoint at an election rally. he himself is running as a candidate for his father's party. >> he has called on supporters to remain calm, saying the kidnapping must not sabotage the election. it is already the bloodiest in television history -- in the nation's history, and the taliban is threatening more violence. >> it was a brazen attack. the candidate of the pakistan people's party and son of a former prime minister was scheduled to speak here in his hometown. in a hail of bullets, armed men killed five people including a bodyguard. his brother was close by and had to watch incidents unfold. >> if we do not get my brother by this evening, i will not let the election happen in my area. i
May 10, 2013 6:30pm PDT
soldiers. >> and bracing for saturday's election, pakistan tightened security after recent months. >> thanks for joining us. it is being called the biggest cyber crime of its kind. more than $40 million stolen in a matter of hours by a network of operatives in 27 countries. the targets were two middle eastern banks with outdated card security. fake cards were created and cash machines were plundered. >> it was a global crime, and it has forced a global investigation. a dozen countries are working with the u.s. authority. of us have been made in the united states as well as train germany. first, this report on the investigation so far. >> one of the banks hit by the scam in the united arab emirates. the other based in beaumont. prosecutors say suspects hacked into the bank's systems and stole data for prepaid debit cards. they raised the limits on cash withdrawals and loaded the data onto counterfeit cards. in a few hours, they had withdrawn the equivalent of 2 million euros from hundreds of cash machines in manhattan. >> this was indeed the largest theft of this type that we have
May 9, 2013 5:30am PDT
>> the son of pakistan's former prime minister is kidnapped at an election rally. you are watching al jazeera, live from our headquarters in delhi --d doha. syrian warplanes upset the balance in rebel strongholds. several areas are under bombardment. a politician sentenced to bangladesh in a case dating back to the country's war of independence. club look at the cuban for the elderly that the government says is helping people live longer. gunman have kidnapped the son of pakistan's former prime minister, yousaf raza gillani, in the latest violent attack to hit the election campaign. ali haider gillani was leaving an election rally when he -- men started shooting, killing his personal secretary. he is running as an independent candidate in general elections. nts tie up -- in ts tie out -- imtiaz tyab is live with more. have you found out anything more about what happened and who did this? >> the campaign in the heartland of the family, where this family has an enormous amount of support and sympathy. what we know is that a group of men stormed this campaign rally. they were armed m
May 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
to go to until pakistani elections. it has been mired by violence. twin bombs killed four people in southern cap -- pakistan. it went off in the offices of the biggest political party. themqm party is one of three liberal secular parties that have been targeted by the taliban head of the election on may 11. let's get the latest now. he joins us now from the scene of those blasts in karachi. i am not at the scene of the blast. it is too dangerous to be there. what happens in these cases as that secondary and surgery -- or jerry blast happened. there was a bomb planted just a street away from the actual headquarters of the mqm. it is the closest the taliban has managed to get to the headquarters of the end un -- mqm. that bomb exploded. most likely tried to enter through the same street. it was at that moment that he detonated a second device. what happens normally is that you would get the bomb squad that would come in. the bomb squad have about a 15 minute response time to something like this. it was half an hour and they still had not arrived at the location. what the mqm are sa
May 4, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. passes without objection. >> item 2 -- offices between election cycles. >> last month we came to the draft presentation for your input and comment. the one thing we did get and have included in the new package of high level perspective is the top ten cities national. we realized when we were compiling that list that four of them were already in the report, there are are top ten california cities and that categorization. we did add the additional 6 six to the report. you have 3 things in front of you and i have copies for the public. it gives a good written detail and the excel spreadsheet you have gives the detail for each individual jurisdiction for office that's being looked at. i'm going to run through powerpoint and answer any questions that you may have. looks like you have two copies of the powerpoint there. i would go with that one there. >> the goals and objectives was a reminder was to look at how san francisco replaces it's elected officials in mid cycles and comparison to that and how other jurisdictions do that and we added other consolidated city counties and cali
May 10, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. polls open soon for a general election. violence and terrorism have marked the leadup to the vote. but after years of economic stagnation, many pakistanys are still eager to vote rs especially young pakistanis. around half the electorate is 35 or younger. and almost everyone has been working hard to win their support. nhk reports. >> reporter: pakistan's economy has been shugish for five years now under civilian rule. many young people in urban areas are unemployed. and the overall jobless rate in towns and cities stands at almost 9%. this 24 year old man lives in islamabad. last year he obtained a master's degree in business administration. but so far, he has failed to find the job. he sends out his resume to sometimes ten companies a day. but he's it still waiting for a job offer. >> if i got a great e-mail after a month or two mail, so i feel very disappointed. >> reporter: amid public miss content, he is looking to the party that by the former winning cricket captain. >> he made a promise that he will bring opportunities and improvement in the economic situation in pakistan. >
May 4, 2013 2:30pm PDT
demonstrations. the rally ended without incident. it is election year here in germany. the future of the free democratic party is at stake. after winning 50% of the vote four years ago, -- is now polling only around four percent. not enough to staty. on saturday, they presented themselves as defenders of the middle class and opponents of higher taxes. he came out fighting, taking opposition plans to raise taxes yet again. it is a message that residents of the party faithful gave him a rousing round of applause. , sugar taxes, that is what they want. any relief --we cannot break the middle class with taxes. the promise of no more taxes will a popular, election time. the fiscal conservatives are sticking to principles heading into this year's federal election. polls placed in the 45% margin needed for parliament. the keynote address have the desired effect, rallying the rank and file. he has proved his leadership skills. he showed we are strong and ready. we are ready to start this campaign. the speech was fantastic. he stated what we stand for. we oppose. including, in a maze of freedom, and h
May 6, 2013 5:30am PDT
on the program, the ruling party wins the election, but the opposition contests the results. grouper of a neo-nazi goes on trial for a series of racially motivated murders in germany. gallery, graffiti- style. police in bangladesh have raided the headquarters after hours of fighting with protesters. at least 14 people were killed on sunday. meanwhile, fighting between police and protesters is filling the area outside. , three pictures policemen have died. >> with part of the city in ruins, protesters continued to fight. after hours of battle, the clashes still clear on. pelted with rubber bullets, they refuse to lay down, laying waste to the capital. setting fire to cars and buildings, security forces held little back. demonstrators for answering a call from a fledgling group of hardliners, saying that defenders should be tried under sharia law. >> this protest is to press for the list of demands. in accordance with the crown. we demand punishment for the 80th blockers. >> those he is referring to, those using the media to advocate for a secular society in bangladesh, that is what the governm
May 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT
elections were taking place. one is where the forces of violence, the taliban, who put three major parties on their hit list, has declared democracy un-islamic, which has made these parties almost unable to campaign. corners of pakistan are pledged in to fear. in the largest province, the punjab, you have the old traditional standby of pakistani thetics -- big rallies, boisterous festival atmosphere, the carnival atmosphere. real enthusiasm among the voters. .specially the young people there are 40 million new young voters eligible to vote for the first time. they have been electrified by the montrose -- by the massive change that cricketer turned khanician imaran -- imran has been promising. an election of real contrast. >> in karachi, another candidate taken by violence. are their fears people think this might continue? >> the karachi candidate assassinated, each means that voting in that constituency has to be canceled. there was also the killing of two workers in the northwest frontier province, in the tribal areas. there were also bombs in falluja falujistan, now under military rule.
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May 5, 2013 12:00pm PDT
turnout in the 2014 election. >> paul: what you are saying and implying, he actually maybe wants failure. that he basically is playing not to accomplish things in this congress but to set up for the next congress to defeated republicans in the election? >> i think you have to wonder if that is not what it is. look what he said out there. when you say you want higher taxes knowing that the republicans said that is never going to happen. you want gun control for proposals that can't pass your own democratic senate, you have to question whether he is actually up to. they seem to be playing the long game. wait it out, get control and do what we want. >> paul: i know you sympathize with kim's view of this but is that why he is lose losing juice? >> he spent the entire first term not being able to agree with republicans on the deficit, the grand bargain and he ran against them and ran against the wealthiest. his first term was a political operation was to get him re-elected because he was pumping these speeches into his base and they voted for him. that is the first term strategy. i don't thin
May 8, 2013 6:30pm PDT
parties are calling for in their campaign for elections coming up this fall. well, even in a wealthy country like germany, a full-time job does not always guarantee a wage you can live on. that has been made clear by new figures out this wednesday, which showed that hundreds of thousands of germans depend on welfare payments to help compensate for low earnings. >> the opposition says the solution is obvious -- a national minimum wage. it is a big issue ahead of elections this september. we take a look at a typical worker whose wages are not enough to make ends meet. >> he worked night shift as a security guard. he is full time and only earns 6.65 euros an hour, a wage solo he is entitled to an income boost from the state. >> i can live from it, but it is not a life worth living because i'm no longer part of society. >> his wife works in a job which pays 400 euros a month, but despite subsidies, the couple still cannot afford simple things like some of visits or eating out. some 323,000 families in germany to see benefits of the they go out to work. that is an increase of 20,000 in th
May 5, 2013 5:30am PDT
. dakkar, and vote counting in malaysia in the closely contested election. syria has blamed israel for missile attacks and have appeared to hit three military locations overnight. we're reporting from neighboring turkey. quad's an overnight attack on the outskirts of the syrian capital. theeur video capturing explosions in the mountains. militaryse important installations thought crucial to the syrian program. the blasts were caused by an israeli rockets targeting the military center which western officials have in the past suggested is also involved in chemical weapons. it is the second such attack on the same location this year. damascus describes the explosions. >> the ground was shaking. the roof started to shake. after that, we heard a few bombs and a big blast. the falling glass around us. sunday's attack following a different air strike and israeli officials say they targeted a shipment of missiles bound for hezbollah in lebanon. although they would not confirm the incident, he supported israel's right to protect their interests. >> what i have said in the past and i continu
May 9, 2013 2:30pm PDT
incident of violence and intimidation in the run-up to sunday's national election. i spoke to the former director of pakistan and afghan policy at the white house. why has this election campaign been so violent? >> this has been the bloodiest campaign in pakistan's election history and pakistan has seen share of violence. that says something. it started when the taliban and made a statement saying they would physically target the members of the tuples coalition. that is what they have been doing for several weeks now. deliver late targeting coalition members, all secular politicians. they did target a few members from religious parties, which caused confusion about their agenda, but for the most part, a have been targeting secular parties. >> is there a chance the violence will act fire against the taliban? we know the pakistani people are tired of being targeted. what is the public reaction? >> the public is obviously very concerned about the security. there is less than two days before the election. folks are worried that something big and bad is going to happen in the next couple of d
May 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
. violence has marred parliamentary elections in pakistan. twin bombings hit the financial hub of caratchie not long after polls opened killing at least 11 people. th pakistani taliban claims responsibility and warned people not to vote. the eu's chief observerer said things ran smoothly. >> i think if i compare the preparations of the elect ral with last time five years ago we see considerable improvements. >> the party of former prime minister shar reef looks likely to win the most votes but the race is close. former cricket star's party got a late surge in polls. many stations have stayed open past closing time. pakistan's election commission estimates turnout could reach 60%. >> former egyptian president has appeared in court to face a new trial. he is accused of being complicit in the murders of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ousted him. a court last june had convicted him and sentenced him to life in prison but he was granted a retrial on appeal. he faces trial along with his two sons and a number of his security officials. german president is on a visit to colombia parted o
May 11, 2013 6:30am PDT
the streets to see aung san suu kyi. suu kyi remained in myanmar for 24 years, after finally being elected, she chose this time as the first time to give a place for a public speech. maha chai has long been known for its fish and shellfish, taken from the gulf of thailand. thousands of seafood processing factories of all sizes line the streets. maha chai's population consists of roughly 480,000 thais and 150,000 legally working myanmarese migrants. in addition there are reportedly about the same number of undocumented migrants working here. currently roughly 90% of the workers on fishing boats are myanmarese. these myanmarese workers arrive in thailand with no connections and just a handful of belongings. they make about $9 a day. they are provided with meals and a place to sleep but living conditions are less than adequate. on this ship three workers share three square meters on a ship's sleeping space. in principal, thailand prohibits the hiring of foreigners for unskilled work but in spite of this, there was already a large influx of undocumented unskilled migrant workers in the 1980s a
May 11, 2013 2:00am PDT
proportions in 2012. what does that tell us about elections in the future? covering the week, charles babington of the associated press. peter baker of "the new york times." jeff zeleny of abc news. and jeanne cummings of loomberg news. >> >> award winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital this is "lead off" with gwen ifill. -- this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. >> we went out and asked people a simple question. how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90's and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by boeing. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you.
May 10, 2013 10:00pm PDT
suarez reports on this weekend's historic elections in pakistan, coming amid a daily drumbeat of violence. >> the country is beset with corruption, widespread poverty, sunni-shiite divisions and a constant struggle against the taliban and its allies. >> woodruff: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close with a story of loss, recovery and courage in her own words, from a victim of the boston marathon bombing. >> i have to move forward. i-- i can't-- there's no-- no way to look back and say anything negative about it or "i can't do that" or "i can't do this." i'm going to try to do whatever i can do. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> more than two years ago, the people of b.p. made a commitment to the gulf. and everyday since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyne enjy. we shared what we've learned so that we can all produce energy more safely. b.p. is
May 5, 2013 5:00am PDT
. whether, in other words, obama's voters begin treating every election like it's 2008 or 2012. there are two new reports that offer a revealing glimpse into whether that coalition will be the change they've waited for. one study conducted by a demographer at the brookings institution found that despite widespread republican-led efforts to suppress their turnout, african-american voters last fall participated at a greater rate than white voters for the first time in history. their mobilization and that of other non-white con stin wencys proved decisive in his re-election. if white and black voters had voted in the same proportion last year that they did in 2004, we would actually have president romney today. another study found that young people, another crucial part of the obama coalition, are as distrustful of the political system as they've ever been. while a slight majority under 30 say they approve of the job obama is doing, just 39% say they trust him to do the right thing, down from 44% in 2010. and just 18% of young people say they trust congress, again, that's down fro
May 6, 2013 4:00am EDT
, that is very unlikely into a german election and into a political environment where any sort of austerity or plain talking about the future is impossible. i think both politicians are down to taking it almost day by day if not day by day, then week by week and that is the worst thing you can give for the small and medium sized enterprises, for the business as a whole. it's ironic that the business owners in their pension funds are buying a lot of stocks. but as business owners, they're not investing into their own business. i think they need to change back. >> it's still amazing for me to see how much of a recovery we've seen stateside in equities. we're not quite there in europe yet despite the fact that the data continues to be so weak. i just wonder how long is this discrepancy going to continue? is it going to continue throughout the rest of the year or are we going to wake up one day and say we need to show that in how we're trading the various asset classes? >> i think it's, of course, overtime. so either the economy will improve or the stock market will have to come down. i agree w
May 6, 2013 12:00pm EDT
and the election of mohamed morsi. you're watching live coverage here on c-span2. >> and we have with us a very exciting group of speakers from egypt, very pleased to welcome them. we're also being recorded with, by c-span. welcome to the viewers. can you, please, mute your cell phones and for the panelists, turn them off. okay. excellent. so to my immediate right is amhed maher, chief coordinator of the april 6th youth movement which stresses nonviolent and collective actions. the april 6th movement is quite well known for egypt's followers. they were active in mobilizing workers and citizens leading up to and during the january 2011 revolution. amhed was nominated for a nobel peace prize for his pioneering activities in community mobilization. and he continues to play an important role in egypt's political scene promoting democratic principles and social and economic inclusion through his movement. jawad nabulsi is a leading activist in egypt, was also very present on the scene in january 2011's activities, uprising. do we call it a revolution? i'm not sure. >> [inaudible] [laughter] he is co
May 3, 2013 6:30pm PDT
this general election scheduled for may 11. we have this assassination today in islamabad. do you foresee more violence as the election gets closer? >> well, i think pakistan has seen considerable violence. basically, the two murders today underlined our research. with 2470 people killed since january, which is also raising the specter of more violence in the run-up to the elections, it is being speculated a bloody election for pakistan. van at a bloody election. it definitely looks like it will be that way. as always, thank you very much. reporting the story -- that is the most important duty of a journalist, but many of our colleagues, as you see with that story, this can sometimes lose their lives trying to get the truth. >> today on world press freedom day, we look at a new report by reporters without borders, a list of where journalists are most in danger. >> we begin with the bitter harvest from the arab spring. >> egypt's moslem brotherhood is one of the newest additions to the list. reporters without borders and accuses the islamist under president morsi of stocking state media. it say
May 8, 2013 5:30am PDT
is -- in pakistan's general election has suspended his campaign for one day out of her space -- out of respect for his rival, imran khan, who is recovering from a fall. >> pakistan's rising political star imran khan fell off the campaign trail. he was at an election rally when he was using a forklift as an improvised elevator. with no ambulances and no medical crews on standby, his supporters carried him to the hospital. the news spread quickly. for a few hours, pakistanis prepared themselves for the worst. but it was not long before he addressed his supporters again, this time from his hospital bed. >> for the last 17 years of my life, i have done everything that i can. now i want you to take on your share of responsibility. dodd has given me so much. it was my duty to do something -- god has given me so much. it was my duty to do something for my country. you will have to decide, do you want to go on like this or do you want to make a new pakistan? >> doctors said he fractured his skull and injured his spine. forced bedrest means he will not be able to vote in his constituency in the upcomin
May 11, 2013 2:30pm PDT
to stop millions of people voting in a crucial election. of munich finally get their hands on the trophy. -- munich finally get their hands on the trophy. it was one of the deadliest attacks to hit turkey in recent years. 42 people are dead and 130 wounded after a double car bombing in a town near the syrian border. fingers are being pointed at the syrian regime. we will get some insights in just a moment. first, this report. blast,r the first residents scattered in the streets. then another. to car bombsimated 50 minutes apart. outside the town hall in reyhanli. the damage was considerable. some buildings were reduced to rubble. thee were standing at corner and suddenly it happened. there were so many people injured we cannot decide who to help first. >> the town is located in a province near the syrian border. tens of thousands of refugees have streamed across a red the past few months, fling serious civil war. some officials have already raised suspicions about assad's regime having orchestrated the attacks. the prime minister was more cautious. >> the provinces on the syrian border.
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. he is one of the most prominent candidates in the election. it has been marred by violence with over 100 killed, mostly by the taliban. >> heading towards a landmark election, crucial for pakistan and stability in the region. the campaign has been overshadowed by horrific violence. weary of poverty and corruption, many here are desperate for change. the man tipped to be prime minister for the third time. of ae is now confident comeback now 13 years after he was jailed and exiled. he even promised to turn pakistan into an asian tiger. faithful.essing the his message is he is an experienced leader who can provide a strong government for pakistan. so he is a front runner, he is campaigning hard to polling day. he has four more rallies like this one in the next two hours. there are concerns about not sure res. he is accused of being soft on extremist cretan concerns about -- there are concerns. will you take pakistan out of the war on terror? >> we have to puree good >> are you going to stop military operations against the taliban quaeda.l his main rival is down but not out after being i
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regulates. when an elected official asks someone to make a donation to a certain non-profit or government agency and the person bho has been solicited makes a donation of $5,000 or more, the elected official has to file a form 803. essentially saying, i asked someone done or s to give money to this non-profit or to the city department and done or s gave this. that report is filed with the elected officials department and then transmitted to the ethics commission which i believe has those on its website. >> so the other one, that goes to the state. why we don't have the questions i understand that happened. >> yes, the 801 is filed with the f pbc, the 803 is filed with the department and with the ethics commission. >> okay. thank you. you had filed the 80 1 with the f pc 3? >> no. with we filed the 803. we followed the process that is required. >> is it in your opinion mr. give ner that 801 is required or not? >> our advice in situation like this where a department receives a benefit and it goes to the head office, that the department should file an 801 indicating that that individual rece
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? i'm not talking about in the general election, i'm talking about in the primary he would have to run. >> i think that if it passes, and it has substantial support from republicans in both houses, i don't think it's going to ever get majority support from republicans in the house of representatives, but if it gets a reasonably substantial number, and i think it might get majority support from republicans in the senate. if all that happens then i think rupe yo is strengthened, and like the front runner for 2016 actually. >> that's interesting. will is like a calculated risk that could work out beautifully for him then. >> i think so. i don't see how he's not the front runner. i'm get weigh ahead of myself, but if all of those things happen, the republican party has taken a big step to address its main demographic problem right the biggest problem that emerged in the wake of the 2012 election, and it has, you know, modernized and all this stuff that people is going to say and rob a yes is the upon who did it. i think he puts himself in the catbird seat if it passes, but i still think th
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scrutiny during the 2012 election. they say, quote, we made some mistakes, but her acknowledgement to calm the outrage in the nation's capitol. >> molly: one congressman, darrell issa already is promising an investigation. issa said in a statement, quote, the fact that americans were targeted by the irs because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. the committee will follow up on the report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation. he wants to know why the irs schkd out various conservative groups for extra scrutiny my ni during the 2012 election year as they applied for takes exempt status because they had words like tea party or patriot in their name. lois learner insists it was simply a way, albeit an inappropriate way, to categorize groups for this ex zblemgs that was wrong and it was insensitive and inappropriate. that is not how we go about selecting cases for further review. >> molly: learner said there was no, quote, political bias to review these groups. tea party leaders are not convinced and they think the apology is fair enough. they wan
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